Lloyd T. Cleair, 97, of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Atkinson, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at Bickford Cottage, in Davenport. A funeral service celebrating his life was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Atkinson Congregational Church. The Rev. Jacob Stansberry officiated. Burial followed at Grandview Cemetery, in Atkinson, where military honors will be accorded by the Atkinson American Legion Post. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Vandemore Funeral Homes, in Atkinson, followed by a Masonic Lodge Ritual at 7 p.m. by Stewart Masonic Lodge No. 92 AF & AM. Memorials may be made to the Atkinson Congregational Church.

Lloyd T. Cleair, 97, of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Atkinson, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at Bickford Cottage, in Davenport. A funeral service celebrating his life was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Atkinson Congregational Church. The Rev. Jacob Stansberry officiated. Burial followed at Grandview Cemetery, in Atkinson, where military honors will be accorded by the Atkinson American Legion Post. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Vandemore Funeral Homes, in Atkinson, followed by a Masonic Lodge Ritual at 7 p.m. by Stewart Masonic Lodge No. 92 AF & AM. Memorials may be made to the Atkinson Congregational Church.

Lloyd was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Melcher-Dallas, Monroe County, Iowa, the son of Minos and Florence (Ream) Cleair. He graduated from Melcher-Dallas High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was united in marriage to May McEldowney on July 3, 1940, in Tipton, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 2005. Lloyd farmed in rural Atkinson for many years as well as worked at I.H. works, in East Moline, as a layout inspector for 23 years, from which he retired in 1979.

Lloyd was a member of the Atkinson Congregational Church, Stewart Masonic Lodge No. 92 AF & AM, and the Atkinson American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, wood carving, golfing, and deer hunting. He loved spending time with his family, especially attending all the grandkids’ sporting events.

He is survived by his children: Denis (Rose) Cleair, of Geneseo; Katherine (Bob) Ruser, of Davenport, Iowa; Kenny (JoAnn) Cleair, of Arcadia, Mo.; Janet (Dennis) Passini, of Coal Valley; Larry (Beverly) Cleair, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and Jerry (Jan) Cleair, of Joplin, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, May; his parents; two sisters; and two brothers.

The family would like to thank the Bickford Cottage, in Davenport, and the Beacon of Hope Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Lloyd and the care they’ve extended to the family.